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Discovering Saigon, the elegant lady of Indochina

Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), formerly named Saigon until 1976, is a racier younger lady. A very elegant one, located some 1,100 kilometres away from her ‘husband’. If cities had…

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Sulwhasoo luxury cosmetic line on display at their flagship store

Stylish shopping in Seoul

The affluent area of Seoul’s playground for the rich and famous, made known worldwide by Singer PSY who put ‘Gangnam’ style on the world map as the region of Seoul…

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Rabelo boat anchored along the shores of Vila Nova de Gaia

A gastro romantic escape to Porto

Located on the banks of the Douro river, Porto fascinated through its history ‘inevery tile’ and conquered the heart of far-away travellers with its cuisine and thefriendliness of its people.…

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MAS impressive building reflected in the port water surrounding it by Sung Studio

Antwerp: trendiest city for cool, fashion, design & culture

When Southeast Asians travel to Europe individually or in groups, they often include in a brief one-day visit to Bruges and Brussels or skip Belgium altogether. In truth, they are…

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MAS impressive building re ected in the port water surrounding it by Vincent Sung

Antwerp – trendiest city

When Southeast Asians travel to Europe individually or in groups, they often include in a brief one-day visit to Bruges and Brussels or skip Belgium altogether. Fashion, Design & Culture,…

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Typical colorful houses lined along the Ribeira

Porto: gastro-romantic escape

Located on the banks of the Douro river, Porto fascinated through its history ‘in every tile’ and conquered the heart of far-away travellers with its cuisine and the friendliness of…

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Sulwhasoo luxury cosmetic line on display at their fagship store

Stylish shopping in Seoul

The affluent area of Seoul’s playground for the rich and famous, made known worldwide by Singer PSY who put ‘Gangnam’ style on the world map as the region of Seoul…

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A night out at Lam Son Lounge Bar Park Hyatt Saigon

Saigon the elegant lady of Indochina

If cities had a gender (masculine/feminine), Saigon would be feminine (‘elle’ or ‘she’) and Hanoi would be rather masculine (‘il’ or ‘he’). Hanoi Newsletter Leave this field empty if you’re…

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Seeking the ‘muses’ of Bali

Bali is often referred to as ‘the Island of the Gods’, and while the Gods are eternal and unchanging, Bali has seen much change and growth in recent years. Starfish…

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An encounter with Bangkok’s secret bars

The Bangkok bar scene has seen tremendous changes in the past two years with the appearance of cosier and more intimate venues. Soho hospitality pioneered the new trend with the…

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